All levels. Tong len means taking on the suffering of others and giving them happiness. It is a practice that makes each breath an act of compassion and love, so even our breath becomes healing. One of the most practical, profound, and powerful of Buddha's teachings for rooting out that selfish side we all have that is the source of all our problems and developing the heart of compassion. Jon Landaw author of Buddhism for Dummies, was born in Paterson, New Jersey, in 1944. He received his A.B.... Topics: Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Lamrim, Jon Landaw, Tonglen, Tong Len, Suffering
What can an ancient tradition offer in the modern world? This workshop will examine the age-old philosophy of Buddhism and its relevance in today’s society. We will explore the ways in which Buddhism, far from being a system of religious belief, contains profound teachings on the nature of the mind that form the bases of a powerful transformational psychology, as effective now as it was 2500 years ago. Come and discover the practical benefits of applying Buddhist thought... Topics: Jon Landaw, Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Mind Training, 21st Century, Psychology
Whether our death is going to be an occasion for dread and panic, or an opportunity to gain unparalleled insight into the deepest nature of our mind, is solely a matter of attitude and preparation. In this course, Jon will introduce a variety of meditational practices, drawn from the Tibetan Vajrayana tradition, designed to transform our attitudes towards death and help prepare us to face the inevitable with confidence and clarity. Topics: Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Tse Chen Ling, Jon Landaw, Death and Dying
"We can never obtain peace in the world if we neglect the inner world and don't make peace with ourselves. World peace must develop out of inner peace." The Dalai Lama The Buddha observed that the cause of our pain and suffering is actually the disturbing emotions we all experience. Using proper techniques we can free ourselves from emotions like depression, anger and resentment and become happy. This series of talks looks at basic Buddhist psychology - how the mind works and how to... Topics: buddhism, tibetan buddhism, emotions, tse chen ling, karuna cayton, Jon landaw, lhundrup nyingje,...